IBM Rational Host on Demand details

Extend your reach

Access your host systems from a web browser or as a Web Start application and extend host applications and data to remote users, business partners, suppliers and sales personnel. You get support for multiple host systems, including TN3270E, TN5250, VT100, VT220, VT420, Secure Shell (SSH), IBM CICS® Transaction Gateway and FTP. Your connectivity complies with the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS), and provides secure connectivity to host systems with Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Create apps on demand

Create custom on-demand applications rapidly with the Java® toolset, including Host Access Beans for Java. Use the Host Access Class Library (HACL) for quick and easy access to host applications. You can also create custom portlets to access host applications from IBM WebSphere® Portal.

Simplify maintenance and upgrades

Create custom files containing different configuration information for host sessions with the easy-to-use deployment wizard. Simplify maintenance and upgrades with direct installation and administration from the web server. Your users get Scratch Pad, Screen History, Hot Spots, Quick Connect, Find Text and Display Session Watermark functionality.

Be platform independent

Get a standalone Host On-Demand emulator as part of HOD server installation. The emulator is packaged as zip that can be downloaded on the client desktop. The emulator is Java-based, so it is platform independent and can be run on all the HOD client-supported platforms.

Get detailed client data

Log more detailed information about the clients including, product, sub client, version, IP address, Mac Address, machine name, system username and the license check-in time stamp. You can count the licenses of HOD and PCOMM simultaneously using the centralized, web-based IBM Host Integration License Manager.

Simplify connectivity

Simplify your host connectivity needs with a single interface to multiple host systems. You can install IBM Host on-Demand on nearly any server platform to fit virtually any size organization or branch office. Host on-Demand supports IBM AIX®, IBM i5/OS®, Linux®, Oracle Solaris, Microsoft® Windows® and IBM z/OS®.

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